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Astro Boy: Omega Factor FAQ/Walkthrough

by SayainPrince   Updated to v1.0 on
This walkthrough was originally written for Astro Boy: Omega Factor on the GBA, but the walkthrough is still applicable to the PS2 version of the game.
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                                 Table of Contents
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               |  01.  Legal Disclaimer                    | [LEGL] |
               |  02.  Introduction                        | [NTRO] |
               |  03.  Basic Controls                      | [CNTR] |
               |  04.  Walkthrough                         | [WALK] |
               |  05.  Bosses                              | [BOSS] |
               |  06.  Credits                             | [CRED] |
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|<  >|      > 01. Legal Disclaimer                       [LEGL] <      |<  >|
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This file is intended for personal use. It may be reproduced, but only for
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Copyright (c)2006 Chris Quigley

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|<  >|      > 02. Introduction                           [NTRO] <      |<  >|
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Evidently, Astro Boy is some old-time anime show. Personally, I've seen it
once and thought it was completely stupid. That doesn't mean a game made 
from it has to be though. Well ok, this game is decent at best. Oh well. The
point is, this guide will walk you through beating the game, and will give
you strategies for taking down the bosses. All right? All right.
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|<  >|      > 03. Basic Controls                         [CNTR] <      |<  >|
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                 .---- Machine Gun Attack         .---- Super Laser
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           .'   L    :----------------------:    R   '.
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           |  _| |_    | |            | |       .-.   |          A: Jump
           | |_   _|---+-+-- Move     | |  .-. ( A )--+---- Up + A: Boosters
           |   |_|     | |            | | ( B ) '-'   |
           |           | |____________| |  '-'--------+----      B: Punch
           |        o  |                |             |     Up + B: Laser
            '-.     o   '--------------'           .-'    Down + B: Kick
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[A] Press it once, and you'll jump. Press it with the up button, and you'll
    use your boosters to go high in the air. Be careful, however, because
    you can't control yourself, and after a second or two, you'll fall.

[B] This is the attack button. You can string together combos of punches or
    kicks, or use a laser to attack multiple enemies for more damage.

[R] This is a huge super laser, and is the strongest attack in the game. It
    costs one special skill counter to use, however. You can gain more of
    these by defeating enemies.

[L] This attack deals damage to all enemies on screen. Evidently, firing 
    bullets from your butt is a good strategy! Like the super laser, this
    costs one special skill counter to use.

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|<  >|      > 04. Walkthrough                            [WALK] <      |<  >|
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|    |    | Stage One - Metro City                                |    |    |
'----'----'-------------------------------------------------------'----'----'

At the start, you'll see the girl you're supposed to be saving getting
carried away by robots. Shortly after, some more robots will march onto the
screen. Combo them out, then move to the right. There, you'll be attacked
by a new type of robot; a large array of robotic bees will fly from above.
Jumping up and taking them out with your fists is easy enough to do, though.
After that, head further to the right. Robots will be coming from both
sides of the screen there, and they'll be shooting energy balls at you. So
be quick in taking them out. Further to the right are more robots like this.
Just keep trecking forward taking out the robots, until you reach another
group of flying ones. You can use your machine gun attack to take them all
out in one go there. A bit further after that, you'll have small green
robots with guns dropped from above. Use your laser gun to take them out.
From there, you can walk to the right and pick up a pink heart, then head
to the next screen on your right.

There, you'll encounter a stop light. You'll have to attack it as fast as
you can, because the cars that are coming at you won't stop until you are
able to destroy it. Once it's out of the way, head to the right. You'll soon
come across some stairs, and at the base you'll be facing a few more grounded
robots. Punch through them, and you'll be attacked by more killer robotic
bees at the top. Muchine gun them, or jump-punch them to clear the way. From
there, head down the stairs and take out a more grounded robots. Keep moving
forward. After a few more steps, you'll be attacked by gigantic robot bees.
I mean, the things are huge. One shot from your super laser, however, and
they'll go down like regular flies -- not even the robotic kind. Contine to
fight your way to the end of the screen. Yes, the robots are oversized, but
they aren't particularly strong. At the end of the area, you'll find another
pink heart that will restore your health.

In the very first room of the third area, you'll find another group of huge
oversized robots. Give them a taste of machine gun fire, and make your way
to the right side of the room. There, you can jump to the platform above.
You'll have to fight your way through the hordes of giant robots, as you 
make your way towards the top of the room. At the very top layer in the room,
you'll be able to simply walk off-screen to the right.

You'll enter a room with two large spiders crawling around on the walls.
Hit them with machine gun attacks until they go down. Keep doing this. More
and more spiders will come to replace the old ones as you kill them, but you
should have a fairly large amount of specials left. So just keep unleashing
that machine gun attack. After you kill enough, the platform you are on will
begin to lower. A large red spider will then climb down from the ceiling.
Despite his intimidating appearence -- he even has his own health bar! -- 
you can take him out by standing up close to him, and punching him over and
over again. He won't get one attack in. After he's dead, walk to the right,
to find the girl that was kidnapped.

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Boss: Metal Queen Spider
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You'll get a chance to upgrade your skills, but then it's the real boss of
the stage: A large queen spider. It will walk towards you from the right
side of the screen. When it gets close, jump into the air and punch him in
the head a few times. Afterwards, he'll fire a laser beam. Stay on the 
ground where it's safe until he's done doing that. After you deliver some
damage, he'll begin swinging his legs around. When this happens, just stick
between his front and back legs, and keep firing your machine gun attack.
This damages his torso. He may have a few "seizures" during the fight, but
stick with the tactics mentioned, and he'll go down eventually.
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|    |    | Stage Two - Cruciform Island                          |    |    |
'----'----'-------------------------------------------------------'----'----'

You'll start off flying through the air. In this mode, you'll move with the
D-pad, and fire lasers with the B button. You won't be able to punch, but
you WILL still be able to use your super attacks if you need them. It's kind
of like an old arcade scrolling shooter. Just blast your way through all of
the other flying robots until you reach. After a while, you'll magically be
transported to this large eyeball-like enemy. You'll still be flying, but
you'll be in a closed off red area. To take care of it, stick in the corner
and use your machine gun attack repeatedly. If the eyeball moves to your
left, hit it with a super laser. If it traps you, use a machine gun attack,
and use the slow-motion effect that comes with it to get away safely. Once
you take out the monster, you'll land on solid ground, on the island.

On the island you'll fight the "Amazing Three" (or so the in-game text
display says.) They are really just a few fools in a tire swing. They'll
hit you if you let them, but they don't have much health. Repeatedly use
your machine gun attack, however, and they won't even be able to get near
you. Once they're gun you'll be able to upgrade your stats again. You can
then walk to the next screen on your right. It's dark there, but there are
no enemies. Just walk to the next screen from there as well, being careful
not to fall into gaps in the ground. There, you'll find yet another fight.
This lunatic calls himself Big x.

For the first half of the fight, this guy will jump in the air, then warp
either in front of, or behind you. He's not as fast as he thinks he is,
despite his little motion blur affect though. Combo him as he lands, and
he'll be quick to jump away again. Drain half of his health, and his tactic
will change. Well... No it won't. He just gets bigger. To even out the
odds, hit him with a super cannon every time he appears. Afterwards, head
to the previous screen, and jump down the gap in the center of the floor.
There, head to the far left, and drop down another hole. There's a guy on
the ground who will update your skills further. After tlaking to him, boost
back to the ground above, and head as far right as you can go. Drop to the
ground there as well, and head to the left. Bosot up to the next ledge from
there, and head along the path. You'll find yet another guy who can update
your skills. Use your super laser to destory the statue to the left of the
guy, then head back to the right and drop through the tunnell in the ground.

Head to the right and destroy the first golem that you run into. After that,
keep going. Several more of the same golem will attack in a big group. Use
your machine gun to take care of those ones. Once they're out of the way,
continue moving to the right. Pick up the pink heart that's on the ground
to refill your health, then head to the next screen. After a short elevator
ride -- in which you'll be attacked by robotic bees -- you'll run into an
extremely creepy looking character named Magma. He'll upgrade your skills"
though, so he can't be all bad. You'll then continue the elevator ride.
At the bottom of the shaft, you'll have to fight a few mini-golems. You can
then walk off-screen to the right. You'll enter a boss fight with a small
boy who can transform into different robots. Evidently his name is "Pook."

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Boss: Pook
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At first, the boy will become a fire-breathing falcon. It will fly, but it
doesn't move all that much. Jump in the air, and hit it with a few super
lasers before it becomes trouble. The boy will then become a white lion.
Stay away from him so that he can't jump on you, and continue to deliver
your super laser blasts. The boy will then become a fish, that can somehow
swim in the steel floor. Whatever. Just wait for it to jump out, and then
use your machine gun attack. When it begins swimming back and force with one
fin above ground, use your super laser on it. Next up, is a monkey. He has 
a vicious long-range tail swipe in this form, but you can sneak in one super
laser attack before he even begins moving. After that, just fire from the
opposite side of the room as him. This is the last of his new forms, and
he'll repeat his old ones. Continue the beat down until he's gone.
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|    |    | Stage Three - Astro vs Atlas                          |    |    |
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At the start of the stage, you'll be attacked by robots. So many, in fact,
that the FPS will drop to about 5. Use your machine gun, and take them all
out, then head to the right, into a walled-off area. There, more robots
will attack you, and again, the FPS will drop. You can take these ones out
with a machine gun like you did the previous ones. Keep destroying the robots
that come after you. You'll then enter a low-gravity shaft are. Jump up and
destroy the large robots in there with you, then use your boosters to jump
to the top of the shaft. There, on the right, you'll find a pink heart, and
the way forward. Take out the enemies there, and drop down to the next ledge
where you'll find more enemies that shoot energy balls. Take them out too.
Take advantage of the low gravity to boost up to the next ledge on your
right from there. You'll then find six huge enemies forming a block. Blast
them with your machine gun a few times to clear the way. After that, fight
your way through a few more big robots. You'll then reach a block that you
can either jump on, or go under. You'll have to kill enemies both on top of
and below it. Do this for the next few blocks as well, then drop down the
shaft on your right, pick up the pink heart, and head off-screen to the right.

Drop to the ground in the room you arrive in, and you'll find a large black
robot that will fight you. Stand back and hit him with a super laser. As you
fight him, tiny versions of him will arrive to fight you as well. You can
then switch to using your machine gun attack, so that you can target them
all at the same time. Once they're gone, jump to the ledge on the right side
of the room, and pick up the pink heart that's there. Then head to the next
screen on your right.

This room has very little gravity, you move like a snail in it, and the
screen is hazy. In short, it sucks. Drop to the floor on your right, at the
start, and continue to drop through the platforms until you reach a spot
where there isn't a laser blocking the path. There, head to the right as
far as you can go. There, use your boosters to jump to a platform sitting
on top of one of the lasers in the air. There, jump onto the laser ground
on your left. You'll take some damage, but you'll also be invincible for a
second. While in that state, run under the overhang on your left, and then
use your boosters to jump to another platform that's in the air. Boost your
way to the platform on the right from there, then jump between the lasers
that are on the ceiling and floor respectively. Use your super laser to take
out all of the robot bats that appear, then jump up to the platform on your
right. You'll then have to run up the ramp to your left, when the lasers on
it are not being fired. At the top, jump to the next platform on your right.
There, you'll have to stand between two of the three moving platforms and
use your machine gun to take out the robotic bats that appear, while you
avoid being crushed. Afterwards, head down the ramp on the right, again
avoiding the lasers. Pick up the pink heart that's against the wall, on the
bottom, then jump down the shaft and head off-screen to the right.

There, you'll have to fight your way up the ramp in front of you, which is
covered in robots of all different varieties and sizes. At the top of the
ramp, you'll enter a large room, where you'll meet a robot named Atlas.
It's boss battle time!

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Boss: Atlas
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Atlas can fly around the room just like you can. The difference is that
his laser attack is a hell of a lot bigger. For the first half of the 
battle he's no problem though. Just stick on one side of him, and blast
him with your super laser as you back up. After half of his health has
been depleted, he'll try something new. His body will charge, and he'll
constantly be firing a laser, that he can change the direction of at will.
Do the same tactic of firing your super laser at him, but if he starts
turning his laser, fly over him, and attack from the other side. If he 
dashes at you, fly under him. Don't stop attacking though. He's actually
the easiest boss yet, due to how little health he has.
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|    |    | Stage Four - Lord Deadcross                           |    |    |
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At the start of the stage, head to the left until you reach two guys dressed
in black. You'll be attacked by a group of men in black and blue suits. 
Defeat the bunch of them, and head to the left. You'll then be attacked by
men in green suits. They aren't any tougher, so take them out too. Keep
moving, and you'll eventually come to men in red suits. They're holding a
little girl hostage. Fight the red suits, as well as any of the other men
that will come to attack you. Super lasers ahoy. You'll then take the fight
to the air.

You'll be flying to the left, as the men come at you on floating platforms,
shooting at you. One super laser for each platform should be all it takes
to send them to the ground. After you take out the first few, they'll start
coming in twos, and from both sides of the screen, so keep your guard up.
After you destroy enough of them, you'll reach the big guy. You'll know him
because he has a really bizarre hat on. Hit him with three super lasers,
and he'll go down just like the others. He'll turn out to be a fake though.
So, you'll take it back to the air, in another scrolling shooter stage.
It's a little bit harder than the one from stage two, but it's still not
too bad. You'll just have to watch out for the spike balls, since you can't
destroy them -- at least not until they take the form of normal circles with
mouths. When that happens, shoot away until they blow up. After a while,
you'll fly to a pink heart. Grab it, and you'll then move on to the fight
with Carabs.

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Boss: Carabs
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This behemoth's got a lot of lasers going underneath him, so don't even
try to sneak under there. Instead, start off to the left of him, and hit
him with a couple of super lasers. By then, he'll probably have you pinned
against the wall, and you'll take some damage. Before your invulnerability
runs out, however, you'll be able to fly to the right side of the screen,
where there's more room. He'll start shooting bullets from his eye, but
stay below them and you're all set. Just keep shooting him with your super
laser. After enough damage, he'll go down in flames. Nice and easy.
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|    |    | Stage Five - Marine Express                           |    |    |
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As soon as the level starts, you'll have to take out a bunch of different
guys in suits that will attack you. Super laser them, then head to the right.
You'll then be attacked by a bunch of midgets. It sounds funny, but it's
true. They all have guns too. Dangerous little guys! Take them out, and more
normal-sized guys will attack you. Continue to lay a beatdown on them. You
will then have to fight a few giant guys. They come in all sizes, don't they?
Continue to fight your way through rounds of the suited guys. After you take
out enough of them, you'll earn a chance to upgrade your skills. Do so, then
head off-screen to the right. There, you'll have to take on a couple more
rounds of men in suits.  You'll then take to the air again.

There, it's another scrolling shoot 'em up stage. This time things are a bit
trickier, since you'll have to shoot down the suited men's ships while you
avoid other small enemies -- and spiked balls. It shouldn't give you too
much trouble though. Just keep firing, and use your super laser or machine
gun when you feel overburdened. Eventually, you'll reach the boss's ship.
There will be three green windows on it. Hit each one with your super laser
to destroy them. The shield in front of the ship will then begin to open
and close. While it's open, a gun will be firing at you. Dodge the bullets
as you hit the gun with your normal laser consistently -- not your super
laser, as doing that will often cause the shield to close. After the fight,
you'll land on top of the ship.

The wind will be pushing you towards the left side of the screen, but fight
your way to the right, taking out the suits as they attack you. When you
reach the roof of the orange car, you'll drop inside, where the wind will
no longer affect you. There, you'll have to do battle with another few waves
of the men in black. Will Smith does not make a guest cameo. When you are
allowed to, walk to the right to the next cart. There, you'll have to fight
even more of the men. Keep going until you reach a short man with a mustache.
When you're done talking to him, a pink heart will appear in front of you.
Grab it, then head to the next car. There, you'll fight Deadcross, who has
a robot named Roboid in his corner.

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Boss: Deadcross and Roboid
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Deadcross likes to swing his sword at you. Doing this, he'll release blue
waves of energy. His robot, er, roboid, will come at you with two sabers.
It fights like that golem enemy that you fought in stage two. Try to keep
Deadcross between you and roboid. When roboid has you near a while, jump
up and fly over him. When you are at a safe distance from roboid, start
releasing super lasers. Roboid will probably end up going down first, since
both will be hit by the laser. Deadcross is the one you have to defeat,
though. To do that, just keep away from him, and keep firing your super
laser. If he gets close enough to hit you with his saber attack, jump over
him and head to the opposite side of the car. Keep blasting him until he
goes down; it shouldn't take that long, since he is a sponge for damage.
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|    |    | Stage Six - Lost World                                |    |    |
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In the first area, you'll be attacked by a large group of small stone 
statue people. They have shields that can block some of your attacks, but
stay on the offense, and they'll fall. You'll then have to face a second
wave of them -- this wave will be able to shoot bolts from their spears.
Again, however, stay on the offense and you'll be fine. Once you take them
out, head to the right. There, this large statue will start jumping around
the screen. Jump up and nail it with a super laser to take it out. You'll
then be faced with two of the statues to do this too. Head further ahead
from there, and you'll have to fight a group of the small people, and a few
jumping statues. Machine gun them to death, then run to the next screen.

As soon as you enter this screen, you'll be attacked by the stone people
again -- only now they're big. Take them down, then head further to the
right. You'll be attacked by some small jumping statues there. Looks like
the last screen through a mirror, doesn't it? You should be able to take
out these guys by jumping and melee-ing them if you want. Once they're out
of the way, head up the ramp to your right, then drop to the ground on the
other side. You'll have to take out some more tiny people there. Then,
head further to the right to take out some of the giant ones. Hand them a
few super lasers, and keep moving forward. You'll then reach some absolutely
gigantic statue. Less than half of them even fits on the screen! Stay in
the corner, and try to jump up and super laser them. With some luck, it will
only take one or two shots to bring them down. When that happens, pick up
the pink heart that they drop, and head to the next screen on your right.

There, you'll have to make your way up a hill. Use your boosters to jump
over the wheels as they roll down at you. When you reach parts of the pyamid
where the wheels drop down, stay under the ledge until a wheel drops, then
boost up to the ledge, and continue to ascend the pyamid. At the very top,
you'll find a parked ship. Just beyond it, some absolutely huge wheels will
be rolling towards you. You don't even have room to jump over them. Take a
hit from the first one though, and you should have time to fly through the
second two without taking damage. Keep going, and head to the next screen.
There, you'll be facing the three-eyed guy.

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Boss: Sharaku
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This guy flies, and likes to poke you with his spear. The thing is, even
if he doesn't hit you with it, it'll launch a shadow-image of the spear
which will fly forward. Thankfully, his defense isn't too good. Just by
repeatedly firing your super laser at him, you should manage to lower his
health bar to below half. When this happens, he'll begin to summon rocks
that fall from above. Just keep moving on the right side of him, and wait
it out. When he goes back to doing his spear thing the rocks will stop
falling. However this time, spears will be flying up from the bottom of
the screen. Keep moving, but keep firing your super laser as well. He's a
tough boss -- compared to what you're used to at least -- so it may take
a while to bring him down.
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|    |    | Stage Seven - World's Strongest Robots                |    |    |
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In the first area, you'll be fighing Pluto. First of all, do not use your
super laser attack on him. If you do, he'll warp and do an automatic counter
on you. You will get hurt -- badly. You can't punch him either, because he
will just block them. You can combine these tactics though, as he can only
do so much. Jump and punch him near his head. When he blocks it, unleash a
super laser. It'll hit him for full damage, and you'll go unscathed. You
will then have to avoid him for a while though, as he'll shoot missiles and
blades from his arms. When he's like this, your laser won't damage him. So
just jump up and punch the crap out of him whenever you have an opening.
When you defeat him, you'll get a chance to upgrade your skills, then you'll
move on to the next robot.

In the second area, you'll be facing Denkou. Chase after him and give him
a few punches to begin with. He'll then begin moving around dropping bombs.
You'll see timers on them; just don't be near them when they reach 0. You
will see some glowing pods around the room as you move. Destroy ant that
you come across that are glowing, or Denkou will be invisible. Keep moving, 
and try to catch the little guy as he's dropping a bomb. Do that, and hit
him with a combo. This will cause him to telport to somewhere else, and
reactivate all the pods that you destroyed. You'll have to break them again.
Keep up this pattern until he goes down. You'll then be brought up to the 
next floor, where you'll fight the third robot.

The next combatant is Brontus. He'll start by forming into a razor blade
and rolling back and forth. Just jump over him while he's in this form. 
Once he changes back to his normal form, he'll be dizzy. In fact, you'll
have time to jump up and blast him with your super laser twice before he
reacts. Aim for his stomach. After he regains his composure, he'll begin
blasting energy blasts from his stomach. Fly to his back side, and hit him
a few more times when this happens. He'll then do the whole razor thing
again. You may have to watch out though, because every so often, he'll toss
in a phase where he jumps about the room a bit. Wait until he gets dizzy
again, and then just rinse and repeat until he's defeated, and move on to 
the fourth floor and the fourth robot.

Up fourth is Epsilon. This fight will take place underwater -- even though
back in the second stage water damaged you. Oh well. Epsilon will stand in
place and point at you every few seconds. This will cause dolphins to swim
by and hit you in a big crowd. A giant whale will also make its way to the
area, but you can dodge that by simply staying on the ground. Epsilon can
also cause sea urchins to rain from the ceiling. Other than that though, he
is pretty easy since he doesn't move. Just jump up and blast him in the face
with your super laser when you get the chance. He takes huge damage if you've
been upgrading your laser alot. After he's gone, it's to the fifth floor.

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Boss: Pluto
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You'll be facing Pluto on floor five -- and he's a cheap freaking SOB. He
can take you out in one hit with his laser attack. Yes, the bastard is that
damn bad. Besides that though, his attacks are managable. He can fly and
spin like a tornado, or draw you near him by acting as a tornado on the
ground. He can also use a small laser to set bombs on the ground, that do
decent damage if you get hit. These are easy enough to fight against though.
You can jump to avoid the bombs, and you can just stay away from him when
he is a tornado, and use your super laser on him. He has a missile attack
as well, but jump and do a super laser on him, and you'll take those out as
well. In fact the only bad attack, is his purple laser attack. That's the
one that will track you and drain your health considerably. When he loads
it, you'll see a purple circle in front of him. Drop whatever you're doing
and fly behind him, out of the attack's distance. There, you can continue
firing your super laser blasts at him. You're best bet is to attack as hard
and fast as you can before he gets going.
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Boss: Metal Queen Spider
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You'll get a chance to upgrade your skills, but then it's the real boss of
the stage: A large queen spider. It will walk towards you from the right
side of the screen. When it gets close, jump into the air and punch him in
the head a few times. Afterwards, he'll fire a laser beam. Stay on the 
ground where it's safe until he's done doing that. After you deliver some
damage, he'll begin swinging his legs around. When this happens, just stick
between his front and back legs, and keep firing your machine gun attack.
This damages his torso. He may have a few "seizures" during the fight, but
stick with the tactics mentioned, and he'll go down eventually.
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Boss: Pook
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At first, the boy will become a fire-breathing falcon. It will fly, but it
doesn't move all that much. Jump in the air, and hit it with a few super
lasers before it becomes trouble. The boy will then become a white lion.
Stay away from him so that he can't jump on you, and continue to deliver
your super laser blasts. The boy will then become a fish, that can somehow
swim in the steel floor. Whatever. Just wait for it to jump out, and then
use your machine gun attack. When it begins swimming back and force with one
fin above ground, use your super laser on it. Next up, is a monkey. He has 
a vicious long-range tail swipe in this form, but you can sneak in one super
laser attack before he even begins moving. After that, just fire from the
opposite side of the room as him. This is the last of his new forms, and
he'll repeat his old ones. Continue the beat down until he's gone.
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Boss: Atlas
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Atlas can fly around the room just like you can. The difference is that
his laser attack is a hell of a lot bigger. For the first half of the 
battle he's no problem though. Just stick on one side of him, and blast
him with your super laser as you back up. After half of his health has
been depleted, he'll try something new. His body will charge, and he'll
constantly be firing a laser, that he can change the direction of at will.
Do the same tactic of firing your super laser at him, but if he starts
turning his laser, fly over him, and attack from the other side. If he 
dashes at you, fly under him. Don't stop attacking though. He's actually
the easiest boss yet, due to how little health he has.
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Boss: Carabs
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This behemoth's got a lot of lasers going underneath him, so don't even
try to sneak under there. Instead, start off to the left of him, and hit
him with a couple of super lasers. By then, he'll probably have you pinned
against the wall, and you'll take some damage. Before your invulnerability
runs out, however, you'll be able to fly to the right side of the screen,
where there's more room. He'll start shooting bullets from his eye, but
stay below them and you're all set. Just keep shooting him with your super
laser. After enough damage, he'll go down in flames. Nice and easy.
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Boss: Deadcross and Roboid
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Deadcross likes to swing his sword at you. Doing this, he'll release blue
waves of energy. His robot, er, roboid, will come at you with two sabers.
It fights like that golem enemy that you fought in stage two. Try to keep
Deadcross between you and roboid. When roboid has you near a while, jump
up and fly over him. When you are at a safe distance from roboid, start
releasing super lasers. Roboid will probably end up going down first, since
both will be hit by the laser. Deadcross is the one you have to defeat,
though. To do that, just keep away from him, and keep firing your super
laser. If he gets close enough to hit you with his saber attack, jump over
him and head to the opposite side of the car. Keep blasting him until he
goes down; it shouldn't take that long, since he is a sponge for damage.
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Boss: Sharaku
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This guy flies, and likes to poke you with his spear. The thing is, even
if he doesn't hit you with it, it'll launch a shadow-image of the spear
which will fly forward. Thankfully, his defense isn't too good. Just by
repeatedly firing your super laser at him, you should manage to lower his
health bar to below half. When this happens, he'll begin to summon rocks
that fall from above. Just keep moving on the right side of him, and wait
it out. When he goes back to doing his spear thing the rocks will stop
falling. However this time, spears will be flying up from the bottom of
the screen. Keep moving, but keep firing your super laser as well. He's a
tough boss -- compared to what you're used to at least -- so it may take
a while to bring him down.
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Boss: Pluto
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You'll be facing Pluto on floor five -- and he's a cheap freaking SOB. He
can take you out in one hit with his laser attack. Yes, the bastard is that
damn bad. Besides that though, his attacks are managable. He can fly and
spin like a tornado, or draw you near him by acting as a tornado on the
ground. He can also use a small laser to set bombs on the ground, that do
decent damage if you get hit. These are easy enough to fight against though.
You can jump to avoid the bombs, and you can just stay away from him when
he is a tornado, and use your super laser on him. He has a missile attack
as well, but jump and do a super laser on him, and you'll take those out as
well. In fact the only bad attack, is his purple laser attack. That's the
one that will track you and drain your health considerably. When he loads
it, you'll see a purple circle in front of him. Drop whatever you're doing
and fly behind him, out of the attack's distance. There, you can continue
firing your super laser blasts at him. You're best bet is to attack as hard
and fast as you can before he gets going.
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     Chris Quigley  - Author of this FAQ.


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